Livestock Person and Calf Rearer

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Job Details
  • 3569 Cogent
  • Aldford
  • Permanent
  • Circa £25,000 + additional benefits

x1 Livestock Person, Bull Stud and x1 Calf Rearer / Administrator Assistant

Cogent is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of bovine genetics and operates the UK’s largest bull stud. The award-winning company brings innovation to breeding and offers a complete range of solutions to deliver improvement on farms.

Founded in 1995, the company has since developed a global presence exporting products to more than 40 countries, with a workforce in excess of 150 professional team members.

Due to continued business growth, two roles have been created for a Livestock Person, and a Calf Rearer.

What will these roles of Livestock Person, and Calf Rearer entail?

Reporting to the Livestock Manager, both roles will be responsible for all aspects of bull and livestock welfare, including feeding, cleaning, bedding, general animal husbandry and moving stock as required.

As a Calf Rearer / Administrator Assistant, your additional duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Organising the testing and movement of new breeding bulls from farm to Cogent facility
  • Tracking sample submissions and acquiring DNA and parentage results for purchased bulls
  • Ensuring all database records are accurately maintained and up to date

What will I need to be considered for these Livestock Person, and Calf Rearer vacancies?

For the Calf Rearer / Administrator Assistant vacancy you will need prior experience of animal husbandry, rearing young stock, and completing veterinary administration, and have good working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

For the Livestock Person vacancy, you will need prior experience of handling large livestock preferable bulls / cows and a clean driving licence. Bobcat and tractor experience would be preferable, but training can be provided where necessary.

What will I receive in return?

You’ll be joining a reputable business with a friendly and refreshing culture where you’ll be able to apply your expertise and skills and be encouraged and supported to further develop your career.

As a Livestock Person or Calf Rearer / Administrator Assistant, you’ll receive a salary of circa. £25,000, along with additional benefits that include 21 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 25 days with length of service, company matching pension scheme and life insurance.

You’ll be employed on a permanent contract with full time hours, and work on a 7-day rota that will include spring and summer public holidays. Flexibility will be required to meet business needs. You’ll work from our facilities in Aldford, near Chester.

All applications for these Livestock Person, and Calf Rearer vacancies are to be submitted online, and strictly no agency calls or agency CV submissions.

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